Samsung Galaxy J8 price, specs and release on Revu Philippines

Samsung Galaxy J8 is P1,000 ($19) off this weekend

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The two-week preorder period for the Samsung Galaxy J8 in the Philippines has ended. Today, August 4, the smartphone is finally available in black, gold, and purple at all Samsung stores and authorized resellers nationwide.

As a come-on for potential buyers this opening weekend, the company is giving a P1,000 (roughly $19) discount on the J8 until August 5. That means you can buy the handset for P14,990 ($283) instead of P15,990 ($302) for a limited time.

What’s more, all early purchases come with exclusive freebies, including a NanoFixIt screen-protection-and-insurance package and a JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth speaker.


The Samsung Galaxy J8 is cheaper until August 5

The Samsung Galaxy J8 is being marketed as a mobile device perfect for taking pictures. The dual 16- and 5-megapixel rear cameras have f/1.7 and f/1.9 lens apertures, respectively, making the phone ideal for low-light photography. There’s a Live Focus feature, which enables background blur adjustment to create an artistic bokeh effect and make subjects stand out. On the front is a 16-megapixel selfie camera with an f/1.9 lens aperture.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy J8 vs. Huawei Nova 3i: A comparison

This Galaxy is one of two current J series models (the other being the Samsung Galaxy J6) that get the Infinity Display treatment, meaning the 6-inch AMOLED screen is tall at 18.5:9. That used to be exclusive to Samsung’s flagship and, eventually, A series smartphones.

READ ALSO: Samsung Galaxy J4 is online-, operator-exclusive in the Philippines

The Samsung Galaxy J8 is built around Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450 processor, complemented by 3GB RAM, 32GB of expandable memory, and Adreno 506 graphics. The user interface is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. And the battery is rated at 3,500mAh.

  • 6-inch AMOLED display, 1,480 x 720 resolution (18.5:9)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB expandable storage
  • Dual 16-megapixel and 5-megapixel rear cameras with LED flash
  • 16-megapixel front camera with LED flash
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted)
  • 3,500mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 16 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took a year off from journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy freelancing as an editorial and social-media consultant, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her furbabies and her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.